Segment Morphogenesis in Artemia Larvae

  • John A. Freeman
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 174)


Development in brine shrimp nauplii includes the sequential formation of segments in the growing thorax and abdomen beginning at the anterior end[1,3]. After nineteen instars the segments are complete. In each segment two ventro-lateral thoracopods, segmental and intersegmental muscles, segmental ganglia, and peripheral nerves are formed over a period of three to four molt cycles[2,4,5]. This type of development is typical of primitive crustaceans and may mimic the embryonic development of the higher crustaceans[6].


Brine Shrimp Molt Cycle Tendon Cell Artemia Salina Cell Shape Change 
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  • John A. Freeman
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  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of South AlabamaMobileUSA

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